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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday September, 2020

Muguruza and Suarez Navarro

Garbiñe Muguruza, friend and doubles partner of Carla Suarez Navarro, expresses her support for the humble Spaniard with a dedication.

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Garbiñe Muguruza says she’s in shock after hearing the news that Carla Suarez Navarro has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and will undergo chemotherapy. She shared her feelings about her friend and sometimes doubles partner after her first-round victory over Nao Hibino on Day 2 at the US Open.

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“When we spoke a few days ago when she gave me the news, I was, I think, shocked, because I was expecting to see her in this tournament,” the two-time major champion said. “You know, she's such a nice woman, so sweet, so kind, so humble.”

Like so many in the tennis community, Muguruza is saddened to see this bad luck happen to one of the warmest, kindest people in tennis.

“When these things happen to these good people, I feel, like, so sad about it,” she said. “So I know she was watching my match, and we talked a little bit.”

The Spaniard dedicated today’s win to Suarez Navarro as a way to honor the bond that the pair share.

“I, for sure, will dedicate this win to her, because I want her to feel that we are behind her, that I am behind her, and I will go and see her at some point when it is fine,” she said. “For me, it's very special. We shared a decade of emotions and everything. It's a shock for me, somebody so close that is going through this.”

Many others took to social media to express their affection for Suarez Navarro.


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